CAUTION: If you have water access property and were told you never have to pump your Class 4 septic system for decades you were not given the proper information.  Below is from a Contractor in Haliburton County that has the professional qualifications to assist you with water access septic systems. And be sure to read their top 10 Tips for operating the system at the end. Water Quality of our Lakes & Rivers depends on property owners’ acknowledge and actions.

Water Access Septic Pumping

Based on 4500 Litres or Less

1-Tank $3,825.00

5-Tanks $1,135.00 ($2,690.00 savings)

8-Tanks $935.00 ($2,890.00 savings)

10-Tanks $795.00 ($3,030.00 savings)

plus applicable taxes


Thomas Contracting Co. Ltd.

15561HWY 35

Algonquin Highlands, On

K0M 1J2


705-489-2711 to book



Over 80 years of service

Top Ten Septic Care Tips

  • Don’t plant deep rooted vegetation near your system
  • Do not drive or park on system
  • Do not build any structures on system
  • Don’t flush paper towel or feminine products
  • Spread heavy water usage like laundry throughout the week
  • Avoid cushioned toilet paper
  • Do not flush grease or food
  • No lawn fertilizers
  • Use phosphate free detergents, no chemicals or bleach

Heating and Cooling Energy Savings & Comfort

Insulation that helps to keep your house or cottage warm in the winter can help keep it cool in the summer. With energy bills increasing, The Exterior Insulated Finishing System (EIFS) is growing in popularity for both new homes and renovation projects. If you would like to know the potential energy savings on your next project call Know Your Home Inspections Inc. for an Energy Evaluation, Licensed under Natural Resources Canada. Follow the link attached to learn more about the application method of EIFS for your next new construction or renovation.  Exterior Insulated Finishing System (EIFS)

CMHC Encourages Green Building through Mortgages

CMHC encourages energy savings through their Mortgage Program.

Ask your Financial institution about how you can make better investments and mortgage choices. Then call Know Your Home Inspections to rate the efficiency of your house and to make recommendations for improved energy efficiency.

Direct from the CMHC website April 9th, 2016 –  http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/moloin/moloin_008.cfm

“Help the Planet, Help Your Wallet

CMHC has added environmentally friendly features to the Mortgage Loan Insurance it offers. If you use CMHC insured financing to buy an energy-efficient home, purchase a house and make energy-saving renovations or renovate your existing home to make it more energy-efficient, a 10% refund on the Mortgage Loan Insurance premium, and a premium refund for a longer amortization period (if applicable) may be available.

The Government of Canada actively promotes energy conservation and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.”